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Cogiscan partners with Critical Manufacturing on digital solutions for electronics manufacturers


November 13, 2019
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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Cogiscan has partnered with Critical Manufacturing to deliver smart factory solutions for electronics manufacturers.

Cogiscan is a Quebec-based track, trace and control (TTC) solutions provider for the electronics manufacturing industry. The scalable Cogiscan platform integrates with all major equipment types and is highly configurable to enable a personalized solution to each customer’s specific production needs.

Critical Manufacturing’s augmented MES solutions, in combination with Cogiscan’s Co-NECT machine connectivity technology, will deliver digital transformation solutions for electronics manufacturers that the companies say will enhance productivity and quality. Critical Manufacturing is based in Porto, Portugal.

The joint solutions resulting from this partnership will deliver both the deep machine connectivity and robust MES business logic, say the companies.

Cogiscan has been partnering for many years with ASM SMT Solutions, the primary SMT equipment business segment of ASMPT, which made a strategic investment in Critical Manufacturing during August 2018. Therefore, this new partnership with Critical Manufacturing is a natural extension of that successful long-term collaboration.

“As industry and individual companies proceed along the path of smart factory evolution, it becomes more and more apparent that data is the new oil that will enable many of the changes we are predicting and seeing within manufacturing,” says Dave Trail, VP of the SMT and electronics business unit at Critical Manufacturing. “Cogiscan’s experience in providing connectivity solutions within the SMT market and large library of existing machine interfaces will provide a valuable resource for us as we continue to provide advanced and robust MES solutions for Industry 4.0, AR/AI, and leveraging big data for our customers.”

Greg Benoit, director of business development at Cogiscan, adds, “Cogiscan is excited to collaborate with a global leader like Critical Manufacturing. Our Co-NECT platform, combined with Critical Manufacturing’s Industry-4.0 ready MES platform, will help customers realize their vision of the factory of the future.”